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Verlander strikes out 12, Astros beat Rangers 4-3

Jul. 20, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander kept up his outstanding season with one of his toughest wins. Verlander struck out 12 in six solid innings, four Houston players hit solo home runs and the Astros held on to beat the Texas Rangers 4-3. Verlander (12-4) allowed two runs and eight hits. "That was a grind, it...

Verlander, Altuve lead Astros to 12-4 win over Rangers

Jul. 14, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Verlander shook off a shaky first inning with the help of his rookie shortstop. The result was a four-game series split for the Houston Astros against the Texas Rangers that felt like much more. The eight-time All-Star followed a two-run first inning with five no-hit innings...

Astros with 2 in 11th beat Texas 7-6, avoid 3rd loss in row

Jul. 14, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — While Jose Altuve had the tiebreaking two-out double in the 11th inning, he gave most of the credit to George Springer for putting the Houston Astros ahead for good. Springer scored from first base and Altuve then came home on a single by Myles Straw as the AL West-leading Astros...

Lynn gets MLB-best 12th win as Rangers beat Astros 5-0

Jul. 12, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lance Lynn had more strikes thrown than words used postgame to describe his major league-best 12th victory, one that got the Texas Rangers off to the kind of start their manager had hoped for coming out of the All-Star break. The short answers have become as common for the big...

Springer's single in 10th lifts Astros over Angels 11-10

Jul. 7, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After missing a couple of chances to put the game away Sunday, the Houston Astros felt fortunate to finally close it out in the 10th inning. George Springer hit a game-ending, RBI single in the 10th and the Astros beat the Angels 11-10 Sunday after a violent collision at home plate knocked...

Gurriel's homer in 10th lifts Astros to 2-1 win over Seattle

Jun. 29, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston entered Friday night with losses in nine of its last 11 games and in need of a momentum shift. Josh Reddick and Yuli Gurriel used two big swings to answer the call. Gurriel hit a game-ending home run in the 10th inning after Reddick's tying shot in the eighth, and the Astros beat the...

Bell homers again as Pirates cruise past Astros 10-0

Jun. 27, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Rap music spilled out of the doors of the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse and muffled but joyful chants could be heard above the tunes. The Pirates took a minute to celebrate on Thursday after a second straight rout handed the Houston Astros their first home series loss of the season. Josh Bell...

Bell, Dickerson lead Pirates to 14-2 rout of Astros

Jun. 27, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates were hoping to give rookie Dario Agrazal a little early run support against Houston in his second career start. They ended up giving him much more than that to help him earn his first major league win. Josh Bell hit his 21st homer, Corey Dickerson had a season-high...

Yankees beat skidding Astros 4-1 for 7th straight win

Jun. 22, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a new spot at the top of the lineup, Aaron Judge came up empty during his first game back from injury. The rest of the New York Yankees kept rolling right along with their same old power show. Gary Sánchez and Gleyber Torres each homered for the third game in a row, providing a pair...

Judge back from injury for Yanks, bats leadoff for 1st time

Jun. 22, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking for a big start, the New York Yankees found an unorthodox spot for Aaron Judge in his long-awaited return to the lineup. After missing two months with a left oblique injury, Judge was back Friday night against Houston and batted leadoff for the first time in his major league career....